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Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
with the latest. >> good evening. there are thousands of americans in japan tonight and while the u.s. state department has seen no reason to evacuate them, the humanitarian catastrophe in that country threatens to worsen over the coming days. the 8.9 magnitude monster earthquake struck japan in the middle of the day. workers remain trapped, residents in their homes. the u.s. pledge to help with supplies and with rescue efforts. >> there's potentially catastrophic disaster. >> thousands may have been killed. tens and thousands are still missing. millions of survivors are without power. many are homeless. highways have been split open, hideously warped. it all started early friday morning, 15 miles below the ocean surface. the earth plates shifted, one lungeing up over the other. by those living by the coast, it meant a 23-foot tsunami. boats and shipping containers broke away. whole buildings collapsed. this oil refinery exploded and power was cut to the nuclear power plant. now in great jeopardy. experts believe the quake knocked out the power to the primary and backup water pumps which c
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
- givers in the u.s. that's 37% more than reported over the last 10 years. >> care-givers are still very helpless, they feel very lost and confused. they are looking for support. >> and according to the new statistics from the 2011 alzheimer's disease facts and figures caregivers provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care a year at a cost of about $206 billion. that expense can cause great stress and even greater financial burden. >>> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> a couple showers earlier tonight, now we've got more significant rain moving through the state. a couple of waves of precipitation, one in the baltimore now, second one moving up i-95 down towards the fredericksburg area. again, more and more of these showers pushing through baltimore back up through i-95, bel air and apg. take a closer look here. from glen burnie, i-95, parkville, northeastward, aberdeen, chesapeake city, getting rain right here, pretty heavy downpour towards elkton, more tracking from southwest towards the northeast. look for more rain in
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
there is good news about the two from our area who have been stuck in japan. >> reporter: the focus from u.s. officials has spent to -- turned to spent fuel rods. >> hollywood likes to focus in on the melt down. but old fuel actually is more dangerous than the melt down because there's more radiation in an unguarded spent fuel pump. >> reporter: are also saying efforts to cool the -- has failed. american officials fear the pumps may not work even if energy . >>> there is another flight from the state department for u.s. citizens that is scheduled to leave tomorrow. >>> and with japan's growing nuclear crisis i know you know about the -- is used to protect the thyroid gland but the head of johns hopkins warns taking the medicine could lead to serious risks. >>> businesses across our area are now jumping into action to support red cross. here's a look at what some of them are doing. we have conservation energy foundation. they have all given $50,000 along with an employee gift match. -- launched a customer giving campaign in mason have always pledged to help. >>> and stories of survivors like
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
including an actress from "the wire." at a news conference u.s. attorney rod rosenstein said this will be one of the largest cases they have prosecuted in maryland. they say they dismanled and entire drug trafficking organization and among the more than 60 people arrested slough pearson, she was in the hbo hit series"the wire." officials say the operation was a success because of their use of a team approach. >>dea's targeting approach is to take these investigations, working with our state and local partners, from the streets to the sources of supply. that's how we make impact. and in this case we made impact. we've got the top, we've got the bottom, and we've got everything in between. >> now, in a eye addition to the dea, baltimore city police, the u.s. attorneys office, state's attorney and u.s. marshalls all played a role in wrapping up this 2-year investigation. >>> tonight federal indictments have been handed down for baltimore city cops accused of being part of an extortion scheme. they are charged with stealing vehicles from a repair shop and getting kickbacks each t
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
until saturday. the u.s. state department has not called for americans to leave japan; other countries have. but danielle's mother said officials will be at the airport to help her. we'll keep you posted here on abc2 news. >> christian tipped us off on this story. chris said to the phone on his mom i'm going to the car right now when the earth moved a little bit. friday it moved a lot. it was enough to chase friends and family of chris into st. gabriel's church for a quick mass. and they were given a 90 minute to show up and pray for chris's safe return. look at crowd. how heart warming is this sight. >> rally around each other in times of need and people have been with me my whole life, and some are new, some are old, but they -- i feel like they've been here forever. >> i was on the phone with chris when they had the earthquake and -- >> you know what, that's chris's mom. you know what her first name is? hope. chris grew up in this church. he was so influenced he got into teaching and that's why he's overseas in japan teaching english to japanese students. come on back, chris. >>> ou
Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
with their families. >>> much of the northeastern u.s. is being drenched with heavy soaking rains causing some widespread flooding. >> it's coming our way. wyatt everhart with a look at how long it's going to take to clean out our gutters and make sure we have sump pumps for this. >> a possibility of 3" of rain in parts of the state, primarily just north and west of baltimore it appears, 7:00 tomorrow night through 7:00 thursday night. a 24-hour wet window. take a look at maryland's most powerful radar, we can see this giant area of low pressure continuing to develop. a large storm system centered just about over memphis, tennessee, right now. but the entire rain shield growing in size and headed east. and as we take a look at what the national weather service is looking at here, bottom line, majority of the state under a flood watch. basically, not including the eastern shore quite yet, but for all of western central maryland and right down into northern virginia flood concerns beginning tomorrow evening. right now temperatures are just chilly out there, we've got dry conditions overnight int
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
and asks for money to be wired outside the u.s. >> it's never been easier to false if i and communicate who you are, what you are. >> reporter: chuck stephenson is a private investigator who says these days more people turn to him to background someone. most times the person is not who they say they are. >> a lot of these we run into, i'd say close to 60%, are money issues. where that individual eventually asks for money. >> reporter: a recent new york times article shows online date detectives can unmask mr. or mrs. wrong. everything from websites to smart phone aps offer to background your potential meat for a price. but there are ways to dig up dirt on your potential meat for free. for stop jab a search type in a name and unearth information. try the advanced search to uncover more goods. check court records, websites like maryland's case search can tell you if they have a criminal past. don't forget the sex offender registry. as for cheryl, she thought her guy was legit. he sent her copies of business contracts and documents that appear real but they are not. >> i think i learned my les
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
in fire safety for the u.s. secret service and then moving into the role of volunteer at the lutherville fire company. mark was wearing that uniform on january 19th when he became trapped inside a hillen dale apartments. >> the one who risked his life for others and ended up losing the gamble, we resolve to follow his example, when we encounter the challenges and risks thattenev take blow wait for us in the months and years ahead. >> reporter: after two months dennis fulton is able to get back on the fire truck. he was mark's partner that night. it was a bitter sweet moment as he accepted his own award. the good in all of this? mark's death has created a larger family. >> the boys, right from the beginning, have been in the firehouse, we have had -- celebrated a birthday for one of them there already. they come and ride with us and, you know, we basically feel that we have, now, 80 uncles for the boys. >> reporter: 80 uncles will never replace one father but the strength and courage mark's wife had to hug every honored member of the lutherville fire company shows she is not standing alon
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
young athletes. tonight one u.s. state takes drastic action to help take kids safe on the field, the ice, and the diamond. but, first, in a dye investors neighborhood, friends with charles village on the east and they back up against false road? the mayor is gonna visit tomorrow. but this was planned to talk about the walmart moving in. the mood for that meeting is gonna change after a young woman was found stabbed to death in her own home. cheryl. >> it most certainly will. >> reporter: a woman was stabbed multiple times in her home, the police are still searching for the person who killed her. people stand outside along huntington avenue stunned after hearing a woman was found dead inside her home. >> it's very frightening and i've gone to st. charles village for people who have been hurt over there and it's very, very tragic and i'm deeply concerned. >> she was stabbed multiple times. her body was found by her father around 4:30 tuesday afternoon. >> preliminarily, again this just happened within the past hour, but preliminarily we believe this was not a random act. >> reporter: they
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
against childhood obesity. linda sil explains. >> reporter: the u.s. centers for disease control says there are 7 winnable battles when it comes to your health. one of them is obesity. but when it comes to children some experts say most pediatricians are ignoring the most concrete meaningful measure of health. exercise. this is a wellness center, one of sb'y popping ├žup all over t country. geared towards kids. >> we exercise every time we come. >> they play games, study nutrition, learn about fitness machines and use tread mills, taking baby steps towards lasting wellness. in many neighborhoods violence on the street limits safe play outside. >> come home, go outside, jump rope, relay relay race up the street no more. >> reporter: children 2 to 19 are obese, double what used to be 30 years ago. >> mcdonald's every day after school which is not good. >> reporter: el eco ken is no longer a fast food junkie after seeing her father craig loss 118 pounds. >> which i think made it easier for her and she saw the excitement and wanted to experience it. >> i saw my dad do it, i knew if he
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